Friday, July 31, 2009

An unfashionable remark

It must be fashion week at And Sometimes Tea; at least, I can't help sharing this one:

HAS Anna Wintour finally gone power crazy? That's what some fashion insiders are wondering this week after the Vogue editor in chief suggested a retail-sales strategy which some said amounted to industry price-fixing.

At a Tuesday "town hall" meeting hosted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, designers like Donna Karan and Elie Tahari lamented steep markdowns that have plagued profits since last fall, The Post's James Covert reports.

"Could someone lead a committee that would make ground rules for retailers when the discounting starts, and then all the retailers can agree to it?" Wintour asked.

When CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg pointed out, "That's illegal," Wintour said: "Is that something we can change? We have friends in the White House now."

Amazing. Anna Wintour apparently needs to learn that inserting one's Prada-covered foot into one's lipsticked mouth is simply never in style; nor is hinting at a little price-fixing among friends when the economy continues to subtract from the number of people who can afford to buy high fashion.


Lindsay said...

Well, your screen name IS a piece of clothing, so, it is somewhat appropriate. The real question is: what brand is this famed scarlet sweater?

Red Cardigan said...


It's something my dh bought me from Kohls about six or so years ago that I've worn to threads and won't get rid of. Don't know what the brand is--it's put away for the summer, as sweaters are the last thing we need around here in August. ;)

eulogos said...

Ah, I remember from Maryland putting everything warm away for the summer. Here in inland New York one needs sweaters in the evening all summer long. Not the heaviest wool sweaters, not coats, but a cotton or acrylic sweater, yes.

Your story is quite amusing. Where do you find these things?